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SHOWING 210 FILMS FROM THE FESTIVAL YEAR 2012

BETTER LIFE

  • Release Year: 2011
  • Runtime: 118 minutes
  • Directed By: Cédric Kahn
  • Country: Canada, France
Passionately in love from the moment they meet, idealistic chef Yann (Guillaume Canet) and single mother Nadia (Leïla Bekhti) share big dreams for their future. Life gets complicated when they impulsively buy a secluded restaurant in the woods and take on risky loans, testing the strength of their relationship. Fiercely gritty in its romanticism, this is a story of the lengths one will go for the chance at a better life. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

BEYOND THE HILL

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 94 minutes
  • Directed By: Emin Alper
  • Country: Turkey, Greece
Faik, a proud old forester, is having trouble with nomads grazing their livestock on his land. For revenge, he and his hulking farm hand Mehmet snatch a goat to butcher for a family holiday, unwittingly sparking a dire blood feud. Debuting Turkish director Emin Alper creates an atmosphere of skin-crawling terror in this psychological drama by withholding, not showing, the escalating acts of violence that hurtle these feuding farmers toward a shocking confrontation. |Read More
Drama
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BFF

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 8 minutes
  • Directed By: Neil LaBute
  • Country: USA
Jack and Jill have been "best friends forever," and when Jill suspects that her boyfriend is cheating on her, Jack offers to help her in BFF.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Men-Hattan program. |Read More
Comedy, Relationships
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BOOKER'S PLACE: A MISSISSIPPI STORY

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 90 minutes
  • Directed By: Raymond De Felitta
  • Country: USA
While filming a documentary on racism in Mississippi in 1965, Frank De Felitta forever changed the life of an African-American waiter and his family. More than 40 years later, Frank's son Raymond (director of City Island) returns to the site of his father's film to examine the repercussions of their fateful encounter. This intensely personal film about children struggling to understand their parents is also a heartbreaking portrait of the legacy of intolerance. |Read More
Documentary

BROKE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Directed By: Billy Corben
  • Country: USA
More money, more problems. Sucked into bad investments, stalked by freeloaders, saddled with medical problems, and naturally prone to showing off, most pro athletes end up broke within a few years of retirement. Drawing surprisingly vulnerable confessions from retired stars like Bernie Kosar, Keith McCants, and Andre Rison, this fascinating documentary digs into the psychology of men whose competitive nature carries them to victory on the field and ruin off it. |Read More
Sports, Documentary

BURN

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 85 minutes
  • Directed By: Brenna Sanchez and Tom Putnam
  • Country: USA
Detroit is burning. Meet the men and women charged with saving the once-roaring American city that many have written off as dead. With vast stretches of forsaken buildings left as kindling, they face one of the worst arson rates in the world. From executive producer Denis Leary, BURN drives us straight into the heart-pounding fire and introduces us to the characters and controversies that make up the most overworked and underequipped firehouse in the country. |Read More
Thriller, Documentary

CAROLINE AND JACKIE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Adam Christian Clark
  • Country: USA
When Caroline throws a surprise birthday party for her sister Jackie, what starts as an evening with friends devolves into a night that will change everything, as their bond is tested by the emotional mayhem only sisters can wring. Injecting his dinner-party-gone-wrong story with genuine tension, first-time filmmaker Adam Christian Clark strips away the layers of Caroline and Jackie's fraught relationship right up until the film's raw and moving conclusion. |Read More
Drama, Relationships
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CATCAM

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 16 minutes
  • Directed By: Seth Keal
  • Country: USA
German engineer Jürgen Perthold was intrigued about where his newly adopted stray, Mr. Lee, disappeared to for days on end so he developed the CatCam to help solve the mystery.

Screening as part of the Shorts: Help Wanted program. |Read More
Documentary

CERTAIN PEOPLE

  • Release Year: 2012
  • Runtime: 105 minutes
  • Directed By: Levan Akin
  • Country: Sweden
A small group of friends—upper-class, art world bohemians in their thirties—gather at Katinka's summer house to celebrate her birthday. Suddenly during dinner, Katinka's brother arrives with Linda, a blonde game show hostess whose brusque and liberated manners are entertaining and fresh… at first. During the course of the evening Linda stretches the group's invisible social rules of hospitality. Contempt starts to grow, and hidden prejudices flare up. |Read More
Drama, Relationships

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